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1  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / JM Adds Second Halifax Show on 9/30 Pre Sale Tomorrow at 10am Local Venue time on: June 12, 2018, 03:05:14 pm
Due to high ticket demand John has added a second show at the Halifax Forum on Sunday, September 30th with public tickets going on sale Friday, June 15th at local venue time.

We will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Mellencamp.com. Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, June 13th at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, June 14th  at 10:00 PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show.

FRONT ROW VIP & DIAMOND VIP TICKET PACKAGES
Will go on sale with our general ticket pre-sale Wednesday, June 13th  at 10:00 AM local time.Package limit is 6 per person per show. LEARN MORE  A Mellencamp.com pre sale will begin tomorrow at 10AM local time. General Public tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local venue time. Front Row and Diamond Ticket Package are available. Head to the TOUR page for ticket purchase links.
2  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Articles / Billboard: JM Talks Taking a Knee During 'Colbert' Performance on: June 07, 2018, 03:10:20 pm
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8459461/john-mellencamp-songwriters-hall-of-fame-induction-interview?utm_source=twitter&

John Mellencamp holds a distinct station among chroniclers of the modern American experience. As has been borne out in nearly four decades of songs, more than 20 of them top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the lexicon of his story telling is that of the farmer, the small town purveyor, the boundless spaces sprawled between the headlines. But don’t expect him to expound much on that ethos, or even take credit for his role in giving voice to topics that have inspired all stripes of social activism, including Farm Aid.

As the Grammy winner, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and ASCAP Founders Award honoree prepares to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, he tells Billboard his songs always choose him, and he’s more convinced than ever the barometer he continues to hold up on new album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is misunderstood by the majority of his audience.


John Mellencamp, Jermaine Dupri, Alan Jackson Lead 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Class
When you were inducted into the Rock Hall I was taken with your comments about your role as the guy who just keeps pushing the boulder back up the hill.
Yes, I do see myself as Sisyphus.

You’ve said many of your songs are more relevant now than they were when you wrote them. How did you have the insight to write, say, a “Jack and Diane” when you were in your early twenties? 
If you write about the smallest common denominators of life, they will always be relevant.

Your songwriting has always shined with vivid storytelling. From where are you drawing current inspiration? 
Starting in 1985, I relinquished listening to myself and what I wanted to write about. I am open and do not try to direct the topic or the spirit of any song I write.

Do you feel your lyrics are truly heard and understood by your audience?
No, I do not feel they are understood by the majority of the audience. You would think with 7.5 billion people in the world, one person would take the time to sit down and listen to the words of my songs and read between the lines. 



For your latest album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies you teamed with Carlene Carter. What was that experience like?
Carlene Carter and I have a wonderful working relationship. It’s like writing with my sister. It’s like performing with my sister.

The new album seems at its core to be about a spectrum of struggles. Can you share the songwriting process this time around?
I do not pick what I write about. It picks me. I’ve never sat down to write a song about struggle, or happiness or love. I only write what is sent to me.

When you guested on The Late Show in February you took a knee during your performance of “Easy Target.” What was the significance of that moment for you?
I’ve never planned anything in my life. Taking a knee felt like nothing. At the time, it felt like part of the performance. After the fact, I hope it made some kind of difference.
3  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / VIP Sudbury Tickets Now Available on: May 30, 2018, 09:21:12 pm
There was an issue with the link today on the tour page but they finally have it up if anyone is looking to purchase!
4  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: Mellencamp Newsletter: JM to Embark on Canadian Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour on: May 30, 2018, 09:17:17 pm
Anyone get the Presale code for Halifax.. I expected a email today but nothing.. want tix.


The password is sadclowns
5  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Winnipeg now working! on: May 30, 2018, 11:54:38 am
password is still sadclowns
6  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / Re: Coming to Canada? on: May 30, 2018, 11:30:39 am
Pre-sale code is not working for me Sad

For what show?  They are still working on Winnipeg
7  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: FYI We are working with the promoters to get the Winnipeg password fixed on: May 30, 2018, 11:29:23 am
is this only effecting Winnipeg? or Brandon too?
I can't find the password for Brandon, and the one sent via center. they say is not valid today

Brandon should be OK.  Password is sadclowns
8  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / FYI We are working with the promoters to get the Winnipeg password fixed on: May 30, 2018, 10:18:41 am
Stand by!
9  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Mellencamp Newsletter: JM to Embark on Canadian Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour on: May 29, 2018, 11:18:42 am
John Mellencamp To Embark On A Canadian Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour
Following two hugely-successful U.S. concert tours, John will set out once again this Fall for 20+ stops across Canada for his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour.   Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of Mellencamp’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career, the tour will begin September 26th in Moncton, NB and span two months ending in Abbotsford, BC on November 14th. Read the complete press release on Mellencamp.com

JOHN MELLENCAMP CANADA 2018 TOUR DATES
Sept. 26 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Events Centre
Sept. 27 - Saint John, NB - Harbour Station
Sept. 29 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Forum
Oct. 2 - Ottawa, ON - TD Place
Oct. 4 - Kingston, ON -  Rogers K-Rock Centre
Oct. 6 - Oshawa, ON - Tribute Communities Centre
Oct. 7 - St. Catherine’s, ON - Meridian Centre
Oct. 10 - Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Community Arena
Oct.11 - Sault Ste Marie, ON - Essar Centre 
Oct.13 - Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Oct. 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
Oct. 24 - Brandon, MB - Keystone Centre
Oct. 26 - Estevan, SK - Affinity Place
Oct. 28 - Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Centre
Oct. 29 - Saskatoon, SK - Sasktel Centre
Nov. 1 - Cold Lake, AB - Imperial Oil Place Arena
Nov. 3 - Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre
Nov. 4 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
Nov. 6 - Kamloops, BC - Sandman Centre
Nov. 7 - Cranbrook, BC - Western Financial Place
Nov. 10 - Kelowna, BC  - Prospera Place
Nov. 12 - Victoria, BC - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 14 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Centre
     

Mellencamp.com Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour Ticket Information
Public tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1st  for the Canadian Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Fall Tour! Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page closely for updates.

PRE-SALES
We will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Mellencamp.com. Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, May 31st at 10:00 PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show.

FRONT ROW VIP & DIAMOND VIP TICKET PACKAGES
Will go on sale with our general ticket pre-sale Wednesday, May 30th  at 10:00 AM local time  LEARN MORE Package limit is 6 per person per show.

PUBLIC TICKETS
The general public ticket on-sales are scheduled for Friday, June 1st at 10:00 AM local venue time .  Purchase links will be available on Mellencamp.com's TOUR page. 

John Mellencamp's Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theatre - Available TODAY On DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD, & Digital Formats!

Songwriter. Storyteller. Musician. Actor. Artist. Social Activist… These are just some words that come to mind when the name John Mellencamp is spoken.  In addition to the full film with Mellencamp’s commentary, this audio visual release offers a “non-commentary” option (available in the Main Menu) in which viewers can watch the concert on its own. The audio visual set is completed with a component CD of concert audio. The set, which includes special guest Carlene Carter, showcases Mellencamp performing his most cherished songs. “Small Town,” “Minutes To Memories,” “Pop Singer,” “Cherry Bomb,” “Longest Days,” “Authority Song,” and “Pink Houses” are just some of the gems cherry-picked from his brilliant catalogue, as well as including songs from his most recent album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.  Read the complete press release on Mellencamp.com. 
     
ORDER TODAY!   

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=John+Mellencamp+-+Plain+Spoken%2C+From+The+Chicago+Theatre 
           
Blu-Ray + CD Edition
DVD + CD Edition
Digital Video Download
Digital Audio Download

Remember to write a customer review on Amazon and give Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theater 5 Stars!     

 
John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love and Freedom Exhibit Open Now! www.acagalleries.com
John Mellencamp’s new art exhibition, Life, Death, Love, Freedom, opened at ACA Galleries on April 26, 2018 in New York. The media coverage of the new works added to John's catalog have been amazing read them HERE! This is Mellencamp’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, and will showcase two bodies of work: Mellencamp’s sculptural assemblages and series of portraits. Head to the ACA Gallery to view paintings currently on exhibit. For all purchase inquires please contact the gallery.

“Mellencamp paints handsomely grotesque portraits in oil that are as solemn and stirring as his hit songs are catchy and inspirational -- depicting existential scenes and human beings ridden with the angst of the everyday” notes critic Doug McClemont.   

John Mellencamp -  Paintings and Assemblages New Website www.johnmellencampart.com
Have you visited John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages new art site featuring larger images and higher quality photos of John's extensive catalog of works ranging from present day going back to 1988? Many of these works have never been seen before! Check out the progression of John's artistry over the years. Paintings are being added on an on-going basis as they get digitally photographed, so be sure to visit the site often!  Any and all art related news, information, reviews and gallery events will be posted to this site. Visit today!

 
Thank you for your continued support!!
TonyB & SharonC - The Mellencamp.com Web Team - help@mellencamp.com
10  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask Mellencamp.com / Re: Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theater DVD/CD on: May 16, 2018, 08:50:12 am
This is directed to John and crew - Thank you so much for having the DVD/CD set shipped out so quickly. I received mine today, the day after it was released! I haven't had a chance to watch and listen to it as yet, but I'm sure it's great!

We will pass the message on!  Enjoy!
11  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Articles / USA Today: JM embraces art, politics and learning to love on new 'Plain Spoken' on: May 11, 2018, 09:01:02 am
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/05/10/john-mellencamp-art-politics-and-love-plain-spoken/586679002/

What does it take to be a rock ‘n’ roll legend?

At age 66, John Mellencamp probably never asked himself this question. Yet despite his indifference to the whole idea of fame — his aversion to it, actually — that is what he has become. Go figure.

For example, where most superstar wannabes have tried to hasten their success by putting out a live album early in their careers, Mellencamp always shied away from the idea. “For years I’ve been asked, ‘When are you going to put out a live performance DVD?’” he says, his voice a quiet rasp over the phone. “I didn’t want to do that. I don’t think you can capture what a person does onstage, put it in a box and expect that it even remotely resembles what happened that night in that room.”

Why, then, did he reconsider after all these years and decide to release Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre on Friday? Because he found a way to do something different with it.

“Growing up, I used to listen to a radio show in the 1960s with this guy who would just do a monologue all night long,” Mellencamp explains. “I can’t remember his name; I think he was from Texas. But he’d just talk about whatever he wanted to talk about. That’s what I decided to do.”

Plain Spoken comes in several formats — DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital. More important, it offers two experiences. One is a traditional concert, capturing Mellencamp and his band as they deliver a spirited career-spanning set. The other is exactly the same except for a voiceover from Mellencamp, in which he reflects on his history and the issues that concern him in these fractious times. He also muses on learning to love, a lifelong exercise that culminates in his ongoing relationship with actress Meg Ryan. As he explains it, “I had one foot out the door most of my life. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve pretty much run out of places to run to.”

Improvised over a two-day period, this monologue doesn’t comment specifically on songs as much as reflect on his creative methodology. Engineer Mark Stebbeds then spent the summer at Mellencamp’s Indiana home, arranging the content into what the artist describes as an arc. From an opening admonition to “keep it small but keep going” to an affirmation of taking responsibility for all his endeavors, Mellencamp reveals much not only about his music but also his passion for visual art.

“I got a great compliment the other day,” he says. “A guy told me, ‘I own one of your paintings. I look at it every day. And every day it says something different.’ That’s why I don’t view paintings as static images. To me, they’re just like music, except they take longer. If you’re going to fret over a song for as many hours as you put into a painting, you might as well start writing a different song.”

In his visual work, much of it currently on display at the ACA Gallery in New York City, and his music, Mellencamp bares his feelings freely — perhaps more politically provocative in the visual realm, a bit more abstractly in his lyrics. “I can be a little more on the nose with painting than I can with songs,” he admits. “With songs, it’s not about me. I make them about the listener. A song has to start somewhere between your legs, go to your heart and then to your head. It entertains and informs — and you can dance to it. That, to me, is the perfect song.”
12  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Mellencamp Newsletter: Welcome To John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages on: April 26, 2018, 09:09:12 am
Announcing John's New Website: Paintings and Assemblages
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the new art focused website John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages, featuring larger images and higher quality photos of John's extensive catalog of works ranging from present day going back to 1988. Many of these works have never been seen before! Check out the progression of John's artistry over the years. Paintings are being added on an on-going basis as they get digitally photographed, so be sure to visit the site often!  Any and all art related news, information, reviews and gallery events will be posted to this site. Visit today! https://www.johnmellencampart.com/

John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love And Freedom Exhibit On View April 26th - June 2nd
We are pleased to announce contemporary artist John Mellencamp’s new exhibition, Life, Death, Love, Freedom, opening at ACA Galleries on April 26, 2018 in New York City. This is Mellencamp’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, and will showcase two bodies of work:  Mellencamp’s sculptural assemblages and series of portraits. Read the complete press release on John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages.
https://www.johnmellencampart.com/news/john-mellencamp-life-death-love-and-freedom-exhibit-on-view-april-26th-june-2nd

“Mellencamp paints handsomely grotesque portraits in oil that are as solemn and stirring as his hit songs are catchy and inspirational -- depicting existential scenes and human beings ridden with the angst of the everyday” notes critic Doug McClemont..."

Bob Morris  - Author, Curator And Contributor To The New York Times  - Mellencamp Interview
Bob Morris visited John at his art studio in Indiana to speak with him about his life as a painter,  his development of his paintings and assemblages, and to view his latest works that will be on exhibit at the ACA Galleries in New York City April 26th - June 2nd.  Read this fascinating interview on John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages.
https://www.johnmellencampart.com/news/bob-morris-author-curator-and-contributor-to-the-new-york-times-mellencamp-interview

"Like the characters in the Steinbeck and Faulkner novels he admired in his youth and the dustbowl inflected songs of Woody Guthrie, he paints about alienation and struggle more than joy or ease..."
13  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Mellencamp Newsletter:LDLF Art Exhibit On View April 26th -Dan Rather Interview on: April 20, 2018, 07:57:57 am
John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love And Freedom Exhibit On View April 26th - June 2nd
We are pleased to announce contemporary artist John Mellencamp’s new art exhibition, Life, Death, Love, Freedom, opening at ACA Galleries on April 26, 2018 in New York. This is Mellencamp’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, and will showcase two bodies of work: Mellencamp’s sculptural assemblages and series of portraits.

“Mellencamp paints handsomely grotesque portraits in oil that are as solemn and stirring as his hit songs are catchy and inspirational -- depicting existential scenes and human beings ridden with the angst of the everyday” notes critic Doug McClemont.                   

 
Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theatre Premieres On AXS TV This Sunday April 22nd
John Mellencamp’s musical odyssey, Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre surpasses the confines of a concert film or documentary – it’s a portrait of one of music’s most celebrated songwriters. The cinematic film presents John Mellencamp, with his full band, performing at the landmark Chicago Theater on October 25, 2016,  just 250 miles to his home in Bloomington, IN. 

Tune in to watch them perform some of his most cherished songs including “Small Town,” “Minutes to Memories,” “Pop Singer,” “Longest Days,” “The Full Catastrophe,” “Rain on the Scarecrow,” “Paper in Fire,” “Authority Song,” “Pink Houses,” and “Cherry Bomb”. Make sure to set your DVR for the full concert this Sunday 10e/9c on AXS TV!         

 

 
John Is The Featured Guest On The Big Interview With Dan Rather Premieres April 24th
Next Tuesday, John sits down with Dan Rather for a no holds barred interview touching on politics, race relations, and the state of the country on AXS TV at 9pm EST.  Do not miss this incredible interview! Watch a preview of the interview below.

 
John Mellencamp's Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theatre - Available May 11th On DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD, & Digital Formats - Pre Order Now!
Songwriter. Storyteller. Musician. Actor. Artist. Social Activist… These are just some words that come to mind when the name John Mellencamp is spoken. On May 11th, fans will have the ability to get a deeper look at this artist when Eagle Rock Entertainment proudly presents Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre. In addition to the full film with Mellencamp’s commentary, this audio visual release offers a “non-commentary” option (available in the Main Menu) in which viewers can watch the concert on its own. The audio visual set is completed with a component CD of concert audio. The set, which includes special guest Carlene Carter, showcases Mellencamp performing his most cherished songs. “Small Town,” “Minutes To Memories,” “Pop Singer,” “Cherry Bomb,” “Longest Days,” “Authority Song,” and “Pink Houses” are just some of the gems cherry-picked from his brilliant catalogue, as well as including songs from his most recent album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.  Read the complete press release on Mellencamp.com.

Pre-order NOW! DVD+CD and Blu-Ray+CD. - Remember to write a customer review on Amazon and give Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theater 5 Stars!

                                       
 
John Mellencamp Part Of The
Johnny Cash: Forever Words Collaborative Album Available Now!

John Mellencamp celebrates The Man In Black on the Johnny Cash: Forever Words' project. This album features 16 new songs based on unknown poetry, letters, and lyrics written by Cash. The album features John and band performing "Them Double Blues."

When Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash passed, they left behind what John Carter Cash, their son and Johnny Cash: Forever Words co-producer, describes as a "monstrous amassment” of things, including a treasure trove of undiscovered material that includes Johnny Cash’s handwritten letters, poems and documents, penned across the entirety of his life. Click HERE to learn more about the back story on John's track, as well as to listen. Purchase the album now HERE. 

 
Thank you for your continued support!!
TonyB & SharonC - The Mellencamp.com Web Team - help@mellencamp.com
14  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / JM Part Of The Johnny Cash: Forever Words Album Available NOW! on: April 06, 2018, 09:36:55 am
John Mellencamp celebrates The Man In Black on the 'Johnny Cash: Forever Words' project. This album features 16 new songs based on unknown poetry, letters, and lyrics written by Cash. The album features John and band performing "Them Double Blues."

When Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash passed, they left behind what John Carter Cash, their son and Johnny Cash: Forever Words co-producer, describes as a "monstrous amassment” of things, including a treasure trove of undiscovered material that includes Johnny Cash’s handwritten letters, poems and documents, penned across the entirety of his life. Purchase the album now HERE

15  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theater Available On DVD, CD, Blue Ray Pre Order on: March 22, 2018, 11:31:57 am

Small Town (Plain Spoken) by John Mellencamp on VEVO.


EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE

JOHN MELLENCAMP
PLAIN SPOKEN: FROM THE CHICAGO THEATRE

AN INTIMATE CONCERT / NARRATIVE EXPERIENCE

~DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD AND DIGITAL FORMATS~

~MAY 11, 2018~

~VIEW “SMALL TOWN”HERE~

~Pre-order Available ForDVD+CD and Blu-ray+CD~

“…The star's singing voice and speaking voice become an engaging duet, revealing the deeper meanings and motivations behind a great singer-songwriter's work.”
-The Los Angeles Times

“(Mellencamp) leads a stellar band through the hallmarks of his own career, while a voice speaks of the passion, excitement, triumph, and trouble of youth creates a contrast that is thrilling.- No Depression

New York, NY—Songwriter. Storyteller. Musician. Actor. Artist. Social Activist… These are just some words that come to mind when the name John Mellencamp is spoken. On May 11, fans will have the ability to get a deeper look at this artist when Eagle Rock Entertainment proudly presents Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and digital formats.

“Try to keep it as plain spoken as possible…” those are some of the first words the viewer hears in Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre. A self-narrated musical journey, the film encapsulates the sound and soul of John Mellencamp. Stepping outside the boundaries of a concert film or documentary, Plain Spoken blends highly personal voice-overs from Mellencamp with live footage of him performing with his full band at the historic Chicago Theatre, just 250 miles from his native Indiana. He tells us the story of his Midwestern upbringing, the trials, turns and triumphs of his career, and his overall outlook on life while the music plays, supporting his stories. The result is the essence of John Mellencamp, delivered fully on-screen.

In addition to the full film with Mellencamp’s commentary, this audio visual release offers a “non-commentary” option (available in the Main Menu) in which viewers can watch the concert on its own. The audio visual set is completed with a component CD of concert audio. The set, which includes special guest Carlene Carter, showcases Mellencamp performing his most cherished songs. “Small Town,” “Minutes To Memories,” “Pop Singer,” “Cherry Bomb,” “Longest Days,” “Authority Song,” and “Pink Houses” are just some of the gems cherry-picked from his brilliant catalogue, as well as including songs from his most recent album Sad Clowns And Hillbillies.

With a career spanning more than 35 years, John Mellencamp has elevated his legacy from pop star to one of the most highly-respected songwriters of a generation. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, “The Souls of the People” John Steinbeck Award, and will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, 2018, among many other prestigious honors. He has achieved a total of 22 Top 40 hits in addition to earning the record for the “Most #1 tracks by a solo artist on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart.

Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre serves as a stunning cinematic experience that offers a welcoming, intimate glimpse into the words and wisdom of John Mellencamp.

TRACK LISTING:
1.) Lawless Times
2.) Troubled Man
3.) Minutes To Memories
4.) Small Town
5.) Stones In My Passway
6.) Pop Singer
7.) Check It Out
8.) Longest Days
9.) The Full Catastrophe
10.) My Soul’s Got Wings
11.) Overture
12.) Rain On The Scarecrow
13.) Paper In Fire
14.) Authority Song
15.) Pink Houses
16.) Cherry Bomb

ABOUT JOHN MELLENCAMP
John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; a recent nominee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he is also member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. John Mellencamp’s latest album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, is his 23rd over the course of a remarkable career and was released on April 28, 2017. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life and showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music. John also wrote the title song for the upcoming film, The Yellow Birds.

John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. His pieces were shown in 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville under the under the title “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art Of John Mellencamp” and, more recently at the Butler Institute of American Art in an exhibition entitled “The Paintings Of John Mellencamp.” “The Paintings of John Mellencamp” traveled to the Museum of Art-DeLand, Florida and John’s art was showcased at the ACA Gallery in New York. The unique instrumentation of his band and his poignant songs about everyday life in the American heartland, are widely credited with being the forbearer of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music. An extraordinary collaboration performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, comprised of members of John Mellencamp’s band is The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett. The show is being further developed in London, though King and Mellencamp are no longer as actively involved. Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel.

ABOUT EAGLE ROCK

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Peter Gabriel. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world. Eagle Vision is headquartered in London, and is a Universal Music Group company.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.



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